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Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassi (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana, and aim to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions, while focusing on the shared essence which unites apparently disparate religious or spiritual paths. Born Rich ...
 
Ravindra Svarupa Dasa (William H. Deadwyler, III) is an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada who is the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Ravindra Svarupa Dasa received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966 and a Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University in 1980. In 1971 he became an initiated disciple of Srila Prabhupada. In his decades of service to ISKCON, he has served as t ...
 
It is difficult to find someone from the West that both understands and can elegantly express the theory behind an Eastern mystical tradition. It is even more difficult to find a modern mystic. In Swami Tripurari we have both: a traditional mystic who can articulate the teachings of an ancient spiritual tradition. A compelling speaker, to hear him and be in his presence is itself a spiritual experience. Swami Tripurari met his initiating guru, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in t ...
 
It is difficult to find someone from the West that both understands and can elegantly express the theory behind an Eastern mystical tradition. It is even more difficult to find a modern mystic. In Swami Tripurari we have both: a traditional mystic who can articulate the teachings of an ancient spiritual tradition. A compelling speaker, to hear him and be in his presence is itself a spiritual experience. Swami Tripurari met his initiating guru, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in t ...
 
It is difficult to find someone from the West that both understands and can elegantly express the theory behind an Eastern mystical tradition. It is even more difficult to find a modern mystic. In Swami Tripurari we have both: a traditional mystic who can articulate the teachings of an ancient spiritual tradition. A compelling speaker, to hear him and be in his presence is itself a spiritual experience. Swami Tripurari met his initiating guru, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in t ...
 
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Caitanya-bhāgavata Madhya-khaṇḍa Chapter 28 Text 1 jaya jaya śrī-gaurāṅga viṣṇupriyā-nātha jiva-gaṇa-prati kara śubha dṛṣṭi-pāta TRANSLATION All glories to Śrī Gaurāṅga, the Lord of Viṣṇupriyā! Please bestow Your auspicious glance on the living entities.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 38 Text 1 ya īkṣitāhaṁ-rahito ’py asat-satoḥ sva-tejasāpāsta-tamo-bhidā-bhramaḥ sva-māyayātman racitais tad-īkṣayā prāṇākṣa-dhībhiḥ sadaneṣv abhīyate TRANSLATION He is the witness of material cause and effect, yet He is always free from false identification with them. By His internal potency He dispels the darknes…
 
Caitanya-bhāgavata Madhya-khaṇḍa Chapter 27 Text 35 prema-śoka kahe śacī viśambhara śune vasi’ (yena) raghunāthe kauśalyā bujhāya śrī-caitanya nityānanda sukhadātā sadānanda vrndāvana dāsa rasa gāya TRANSLATION As Śacī became grief-stricken with love while speaking, Viśambhara sat and listened. It appeared as though Kauśalyā was instructing Rāmacan…
 
“When we really hide our butter very well and Krishna doesn’t find it, he makes it known to us. He will pinch our little baby children and make them cry or sometimes he will go into our temple room and pass urine.” Now for some of you, you may be thinking, “this is the Absolute Truth? this is God? this is Allah? this is the Lord of Ibrahim, Isaac a…
 
But this type of happiness takes time because the real happiness that we are trying to achieve through the process of Krishna consciousness comes through purification of the heart and it takes time “cheto darpan maarjanam” for the dust and dirt accumulated for the millions of births to be cleansed. But we have faith and we preserve that faith and k…
 
But actually, Prahlad Maharaj explains, “It is like trying to relieve an itch, by scratching”. We have a very bad itching, rash and it terrible pain. And the mind says, “if you just scratch it, it will feel better.” Prahlad Maharaj explains that when you scratch, it actually feels better, while you are scratching, not really better but it is some i…
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 37 Text 13 sa tvaṁ bhūdhara-bhūtānāṁ daitya-pramatha-rakṣasām avatīrṇo vināśāya sādhunāṁ rakṣaṇāya ca TRANSLATION You, that very same creator, have now descended to the earth to annihilate the Daitya, Pramatha and Rākṣasa demons who are posing as kings, and also to protect the godly.…
 
Caitanya-bhāgavata Madhya-khaṇḍa Chapter 26 Text 128 bhāla se āilāṅa āmi jagata tārite tāraṇa nahila āmi āiluṅ saṁhārite TRANSLATION “I came to deliver the living entities of this world. I could not deliver them, and it appears that I came to destroy them.”By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 37 Text 12 ātmanātmāśrayaḥ pūrvaṁ māyayā sasṛje guṇān tair idaṁ satya-saṅkalpaḥ sṛjasy atsy avasīśvaraḥ TRANSLATION You are the shelter of all souls, and being the supreme controller, You fulfill Your desires simply by Your will. By Your personal creative potency You manifested in the beginning the primal modes of…
 
Caitanya-bhāgavata Madhya-khaṇḍa Chapter 26 Text 80 hena se ḍākiyā prabhu karena rodana śunile vidīrṇa haya ananta-bhuvana kadācit kakhana o prabhura bāhya haya prāṇa yāya mora sabe ei kathā kaya TRANSLATION The Lord’s crying would pierce the hearts of people throughout innumerable worlds.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
When Murari gupta revealed his heart in this way, wanting nothing but the opportunity to serve the Lord. dukhalayam asasvatam This material world is full of challenges, full of sufferings. There is always people like Ravana, big ones and little ones. Hanuman didn’t ask that the obstacles be removed, he didn’t ask that envious people be removed from…
 
Lord Chaitanya expressed in many ways to many of his devotees his indebtedness for their service. I would like to speak very briefly about one such devotee of the Lord. Vashughosh in one beautiful song, he sings about how Lord Chaitanya, the son of Sachidevi and Jagannath Mishra is Lord Jagannath himself. He had appeared as Ram to subdue Ravana, he…
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 37 Text 9 devarṣir upasaṅgamya bhāgavata-pravaro nṛpa kṛṣṇam akliṣṭa-karmāṇaṁ rahasy etad abhāṣata TRANSLATION My dear King, thereafter Lord Kṛṣṇa was approached in a solitary place by the great sage among the demigods, Nārada Muni. That most exalted devotee spoke as follows to the Lord, who effortlessly performs …
 
Caitanya-bhāgavata Madhya-khaṇḍa Chapter 26 Text 59 vijayere kṛpā — śuklāmbarānna-bhojana ihāra śravaṇe mātra mile bhakti-dhana TRANSLATION By hearing about the mercy bestowed on Vijaya and the acceptance of Śuklāmbara’s rice, one attains the wealth of devotional service.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
Ravana is a son of Vishrava, who is a respectable brahmana, give him the dignity, the integrity of a proper last rite. And Vibhisana personally with his heart and soul performed the last rite for Ravana. Sita was retured to Ram, for the sake of the world, Her chastity was tested and she revealed for all times, absolute purity of Her devotion to Sri…
 
Lord Jesus Christ, what they did to him? They blasphemed him, they insulted him. They said “You call yourself the King of the Jews. Here, have a crown.” They made a crown out of sharp thorns, they pushed it on his head and pierced his skin and cause blood to flow all over his face. Then they spit on him, right in his face, they shoved him to the gr…
 
But Lord Chaitanya, He said “No. no no. Don't think like that. He's actually my friend. He's helping me become a good sanyasi. He is my guru’s God brother. So, he should be respected. If he says I eat too much, that means I eat too much. So from this day on, I will only have one handful of steamed rice, boiled rice. Nothing else.” And then even aft…
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 37 Texts 1-2 śrī-śuka uvāca keśī tu kaṁsa-prahitaḥ khurair mahīṁ mahā-hayo nirjarayan mano-javaḥ saṭāvadhūtābhra-vimāna-saṅkulaṁ kurvan nabho heṣita-bhīṣitākhilaḥ taṁ trāsayantaṁ bhagavān sva-gokulaṁ tad-dheṣitair vāla-vighūrṇitāmbudam ātmānam ājau mṛgayantam agra-ṇīr upāhvayat sa vyanadan mṛgendra-vat TRANSLATION…
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 36 Text 38 śrī-akrūra uvāca rājan manīṣitaṁ sadhryak tava svāvadya-mārjanam siddhy-asiddhyoḥ samaṁ kuryād daivaṁ hi phala-sādhanam TRANSLATION Śrī Akrūra said: O King, you have expertly devised a process to free yourself of misfortune. Still, one should be equal in success and failure, since it is certainly destin…
 
Caitanya-bhāgavata Madhya-khaṇḍa Chapter 25 Texts 24-33 krandana uṭhile ha’be rasa-bhaṅga bhaktivinoda ḍare śrīvāsa amani bujhila kāraṇa paśila āpana ghare TRANSLATION Bhaktivinoda feared that if the crying became too loud the Lord’s ecstatic dancing would be disturbed. Realizing the situation, Śrīvāsa quickly went inside the house. Note: This is f…
 
As Nations continue to address global challenges of environmental sustainability, the Government of Iceland and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), along with partners in all continents are organizing the global "Faith For Nature: Multi-Faith Action" Conference in Skalholt, Iceland from 5-8 October 2020. HH Radhanath Swami spoke in this conf…
 
Caitanya-bhāgavata Madhya-khaṇḍa Chapter 25 Text 20 kule rūpe dhane vā vidyāya kichu naya prema-yoge bhajile se kṛṣṇa tuṣṭa haya TRANSLATION Good birth, beauty, wealth, and education are useless. Kṛṣṇa is pleased if one worships Him with love. Note: There was a technical problem at the beginning of the questions and part of the recording dropped.…
 
After seeing that, I went into the Ganga. It was so nice to get out of the heat and I was so enthusiastic, I may never come to Prayag in my life again. I want to stay in this river and get purified as long as I can and I swam all the way across to the other side. There was nobody there. When I got to the other side, I crawled out onto the bank, it …
 
Caitanya-bhāgavata Madhya-khaṇḍa Chapter 25 Text 1 jaya jaya sarva-lokha-nātha gauracandra jaya vipra-veda-dharma-nyāsīra mahendra TRANSLATION All glories to Gauracandra, the Lord of all universes! All glories ti the best of the brāhmaṇas, the Vedas, the eternal religious principles, and the sannyāsīs!…
 
When a vaishnava sees another devotee getting special mercy of the lord, when a devotee sees another vaishnava being specially empowered and specially endowed with bhakti, that is his greatest pleasure. Of course, when we have material consciousness, when we see someone else getting special favour of the lord, we become envious. We think, “Why him?…
 
Then little Parasara spoke. He said “Sir, A person who has knowledge, real knowledge sees the presence of God in everyone's heart. Such a person is like a tree with good fruit. If a tree has a lot of good fruit, the tree bows down. If free has a tree has no fruits, it doesn't bow down to anyone. If you don't have respect for others, if you are not …
 
That’s why Srila Prabhupad writes pure devotional service is very rare. He quotes Rupa Goswami ‘manushyanam sashastreshu kachid yatati sidhyaye’ very rare. But then Prabhupad quotes Sanatan Goswami and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu that ‘if one is sincere and serious, he puts a list of three things and obviously, Krishna easily gives pure devotional service…
 
Caitanya-bhāgavata Madhya-khaṇḍa Chapter 24 Text 72 bhakti-yoga bhakti-yoga bhakti-yoga-dhana bhakti ei-kṛṣṇa-nāma-smaraṇa-krandana TRANSLATION Devotional service, devotional service, devotional service is the greatest treasure. Devotional service means crying while remembering Kṛṣṇa’s names.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 36 Text 30 gaccha nanda-vrajaṁ tatra sutāv ānakadundubheḥ āsāte tāv ihānena rathenānaya mā ciram TRANSLATION Please go to Nanda’s village, where the two sons of Ānakadundubhi are living, and without delay bring Them here on this chariot.By Dhanurdhara Swami
 
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